Speeches First speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Chosen by the Parliament of Victoria on 21.8.2013 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. DI Feeney (resigned). Defeated at general elections 2013 (term ended 30.6.2014). Committee service Senate Standing: Library from 12.11.13 to 30.6.14.Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.13 to 30.6.14; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.13 to 30.6.14. Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 4.12.13 to 30.6.14; Parliamentary Library from 4.12.13 to 30.6.14. Party positions Member, ALP from 1993.Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (Vic.).Member, ALP Public Office Selection Committee 2008.Member, ALP Rules Revision Committee.Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic.).Member, ALP Housing and Local Government Committee; Immigration and Ethnic Policy Committee. Personal Married.Born 10.9.1974, Tavas, Turkey. Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament Research manager.Ministerial adviser 2012-13.